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As the great Freddie Mercury put it, “Who Wants to Live Forever?” Techno-optimists among us hope to advance medicine and technology to the point that we can stick it to The Grim Reaper for good. On the other hand, there are enough works of fiction out there to suggest that immortality might not be all it’s cracked up to be. Regardless of your views on timeless rock or age-old philosophical questions, however, what isn’t in dispute is that we’d all like to live as long and healthy a life as possible.

Including exercise into your daily routine can help with that. Of course, there’s no big revelation in suggesting that exercising can improve your health. Still, many of us feel as though we “don’t have time” to exercise. If this is you, ask yourself – do you have 10 minutes? If so, you have time, and it’s almost certain to be time well spent.

Types of Exercise

What types of exercise can you take advantage of to gain these benefits? Quite a few, in fact. After all, you’re only looking to get in 10 minutes of exercise. Getting in a few minutes of light running or walking can be enough to get the blood going. Some light stretches can help keep you loose and relaxed. The key is to exercise a little day and keep your body in shape.

A Little Goes a Long Way

For some time, there has been debate about how much exercise might be too much, and whether there is ever a “limit” to the degree to which it can help in a given period. Exercising is all well and good, but pushing yourself too far too fast can lead to detrimental side effects. Still, you don’t have to do something like, say, enter a “Bicycle Race” to reap those benefits, fun, and Freddie-approved as it may be. As little as 10 minutes of exercise a day can have significant health benefits.

The effects of exercise are cumulative. The “you” of 20, 30, perhaps 50 years from now will be thankful for those 10 minutes of exercise today, every day.